Ka­ma­tivi ac­ci­dent vic­tims iden­ti­fied

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Robin Muchetu Se­nior Re­porter

PO­LICE have re­leased names of some of the 11 peo­ple who died in a hor­ror ac­ci­dent that oc­curred in Ka­ma­tivi last week in­volv­ing church mem­bers who were on their way to Hwange from Binga.

Na­tional po­lice spokesman Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Paul Ny­athi said those who have been iden­ti­fied are Cle­mence Dube (31), a male adult of Chonga Vil­lage, Soul Sibanda (34) of Chab­ota, Fun­gai Sibanda (28) a fe­male adult of Chab­ota, Pru­dence Dube a ju­ve­nile aged six of Chonga, Redeemer Mu­denda, a three-year-old from Nam­bekwa 2, Itai Mu­leya (38) an adult fe­male of Ne­gan­gara and Al­pha Mu­leya (37) a male adult of Mage all un­der Chief Si­abuwa in Binga.

Eleven mem­bers of the First Apos­tolic Faith Mis­sion church died in the ac­ci­dent which also in­jured 119 oth­ers when a lorry they were trav­el­ling in burst a tyre and veered off the road and plunged into a gorge in Ka­ma­tivi.

The ac­ci­dent oc­curred at about 4am when an Iveco 10-tonne truck the church mem­bers were trav­el­ling in, which had 130 peo­ple on board, de­vel­oped a me­chan­i­cal fault and veered off the road at the 26 kilo­me­tre peg be­tween Gwayi and Ka­ma­tivi.

The church mem­bers were trav­el­ling from Si­abuwa in Binga to Hwange for a church con­fer­ence.

Ten of the mem­bers died on the spot while the 11th per­son died on ad­mis­sion to hospi­tal.

The po­lice be­moaned the fact that lives were still be­ing lost on the coun­try’s roads by driv­ers trav­el­ling late at night.

Chief Supt Ny­athi urged mo­torists to avoid speed­ing and ex­er­cise cau­tion when driv­ing.

“All ve­hi­cles must be ser­viced to en­sure brakes, tyres and light­ing sys­tems are in per­fect or­der to min­imise road ac­ci­dents,” he urged.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.